13. May 2005 · Comments Off on More on the USAFA and Evangelicals · Categories: Air Force

I expected Joe to jump all over Greyhawk’s post on the apparent “non-scandal” at the United States Air Force Academy. I was willing to admit that perhaps I’d been too hasty.

Money Quote from Greyhawk’s source, a retired Lt Col who was a Group Commander at the Academy:

Lay off the academies and let them do their job. Again, I’m not a USAFA product but I was raised and trained accordingly. I don’t think they’re perfect. I do know that at USAFA they are well-meaning, driven professionals that understand where the line is.

Instead of liberal groups like AUSCS chipping away at the Air Force’s ability to educate officers, how about they actually help in a meaningful way? If this were WWII, I can imagine they’d be onboard. But, alas, its not and the Left cares more about emasculating the military then doing anything to support them.

Then from Today’s Early Bird we get this story from today’s Washington Post. (Early Bird Available to all Mil, Washington Post requires free registration).

Air Force Removes Chaplain From Post

Officer Decried Evangelicals’ Influence

By T.R. Reid, Washington Post Staff Writer

DENVER, May 12 — An Air Force chaplain who complained that evangelical Christians were trying to “subvert the system” by winning converts among cadets at the Air Force Academy was removed from administrative duties last week, just as the Pentagon began an in-depth study of alleged religious intolerance among cadets and commanders at the school.

“They fired me,” said Capt. MeLinda Morton, a Lutheran minister who was removed as executive officer of the chaplain unit on May 4. “They said I should be angry about these outside groups who reported on the strident evangelicalism at the academy. The problem is, I agreed with those reports.”

I’ve got to admit, I have way too many biases here to even begin to comment on this. I will say though, the Captain’s got a LOT more to lose than the retired Lt Col.

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